EILIDH DOYLE created history on Sunday as she won a bronze medal in the 4x400 metre relay at the Olympic Games.

As the athletics events came to a conclusion in Rio, the 29-year-old Pitreavie AAC star won her first Olympic medal by helping the Team GB quartet to third place behind the dominant USA and Jamaica.

It was the first gong won by a Scottish athlete on the track at an Olympics since Liz McColgan (silver), Elliott Bunney (silver) and Yvonne Murray (bronze) stood on the podium at the Seoul Games in 1988.

Doyle's moment of glory also saw her become the second Pitreavie athlete to reach an Olympic podium after Linsey MacDonald won bronze in the same event in 1980.

Doyle, who finished eighth in the 400m hurdles final, was drafted in to the women's team alongside Anyika Onuora, Emily Diamond and Christine Ohuruogu and she ran a strong first leg before passing the baton on to Onuora.

A powerful third leg from Diamond pushed GB into medal contention and the experienced Ohurugou completed the race in fine style to ensure they finished ahead of Canada and Ukraine.

Speaking to the BBC after the race, an elated Doyle said: "It just means the absolute world to me.

"I wanted to come here and take something back. We knew we were capable of winning a medal but it is one thing being capable of it, another thing going out there and doing it.

"I couldn't have done it with a nicer bunch of girls as well. I am over the moon that I can now call myself an Olympic medallist.

"I have got Commonwealth, Europeans and World Championship medals so to have an Olympic medal to add to the collection is amazing."